Any time of year, coping with a loved one in the hospital can be challenging. Your loved one is in pain, so you are, too. You feel guilty that you can’t spend 24/7 with him or her, and you worry when you are not there to help. If you have others, like children, who rely on you, you’re split two ways. You’re physically and emotionally exhausted.
Now throw the holidays into the mix. All your comforting rituals and routines are disrupted. How will you pull the big holiday dinner together? When will you find time to buy gifts? Who’s writing and sending out the Christmas cards? Will there be time to make latkes with the kids for Hanukkah? How can you hope to meet all the usual holiday expectations?Read More